The Indian Institute of Science is a premier Institute
of higher learning and research in the country. It has more than
40 departments/centres/units and nearly 450 faculty members pursuing
research in many areas of science and engineering.
The Department of Mathematics has established itself as an
excellent centre for research in both pure and applied mathematics. It has a small
but active research faculty, and seeks mathematicians who will add to the research
profile of the department. In addition to the regular (i.e. post-M.Sc./M.Tech.) Ph.D.
programme, the Department has an Integrated Ph.D. programme that admits students with
plans for research in mathematics right after their Bachelors degree.
The Department of Mathematics welcomes applications in all
fields of mathematics from researchers who are exceptionally motivated, and
have an established record of independent, high-quality research, for Assistant
Professorships in the Department of Mathematics.
Prospective candidates must have a Ph.D. (in
relevant area) and must have completed three years of post-doctoral
research at the time of appointment (relaxable in exceptional cases)
and, preferably, be below 35 years of age.
The salary will be in the pay grade Rs. 30,000+8,000
per month (basic salary for this designation plus grade pay) plus allowances
--- with raises each year. The total monthly pay includes:
- Dearness Allowance (DA), which currently (as of
November, 2013) stands at 90% of
one's basic plus grade pay (and which is usally revised every 6 months);
- Transport Allowance, which currently stands at Rs. 3200 plus
90% (this supplement is at the prevailing rate of the DA, and rises along with it).
Thus, the total emoluments, at present, for this pay grade
stand at Rs. 78,280 per month. Additionally, a newly-appointed Assistant Professor
can either opt for virtually rent-free on-campus housing, or claim a House Rent
Allowance of Rs. 11,400 (i.e. 30% of Rs. 38,000).
At the end of three years' service, an Assistant Professor's
pay is raised to the pay grade Rs. 37,400+9000 per month. At the current
rates of exchange, 1 US dollar = Rs. 61.50 approximately; also 1
PPP-US dollar = Rs. 23.65 (approximately)
which is the effective value of the US dollar against the rupee
adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity (source:
World Development Indicators: 2013, World Bank).
Interested candidates may apply by sending a curriculum vitae,
list of publications along with reprints of important publications, a description
of proposed research, names and addresses (with e-mail and fax number) of at least
three referees, and any other relevant details to:
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore -- 560 012
General information about IISc is available on the
Information about the Department of Mathematics is
available on our website: http://www.math.iisc.ernet.in
Some useful tips
In case you have decided to apply to the Department of Mathematics at
the Indian Institute of Science, here are a few points that might be useful to bear in mind.
- The Department of Mathematics aims to recruit, over time, mathematicians with increasingly
strong academic records. Thus, if you are interested in applying and there are colleagues in the
department who work in your area of interest, then you might find it helpful to talk/write to a colleague
who was hired relatively recently to get a sense of the prevailing standards in hiring.
- Please take a look at this webpage to
get a sense of the steps in the recruitment procedure at the Indian Institute of Science. While
https://sites.google.com/site/newfacultyiisc/recruitment is not a webpage authorized by the
Indian Institute of Science, the information on it is fairly representative of applications to
the Department of Mathematics.
- One of consequences of a rolling process of recruitment is that, as alluded to in (2), a decision
on your application could take as little as 3 months or as long as 8–9 months. In case
your mailing address changes in the interim, please be sure to communicate any changes in
- Since the eventual settlement of all job applications (numbering in the hundreds) across all
departments is done
centrally, it might not be possible for the Registrar to notify applicants individually that a
position has been filled. However, feel free to contact the Chairman, Department of
Mathematics, a few months into
the process to inquire informally about your application.